Sadly, many political leaders on both sides still think big environmental problems require federal solutions (as opposed to individuals, businesses, or even state and local governments). But this approach proves federal authority doesn’t necessarily require heavy-handed dictates from Washington. Commentary…

Mind you, we’re not talking about national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, or BLM land. The “public lands,” as westerners understand that term, comprise some 650 million acres, a third of America, mostly in the West, and are fairly well mapped.…